Equity, diversity, inclusion, and family support
The CRC is committed to provide an inclusive, diverse and safe work environment. On the antidiscrimination webpage of the physics department you can find information on how to get support and how to report cases of discrimination. Furthermore, you can always contact the spokesperson of the CRC with your observations and suggestions.
Mental health is an important element of a safe work environment. Information on this topic and useful links are collected on the mental health webpage of the physics department.
The CRC provides support for young families. We can help to find child
care places via our cooperation partners. Further information on this
program can be found at the Dual Career & Familiy Support website of
the University of Cologne.
For conferences and CRC events, we can provide extra support for your
You are also make use our parent-child room:
© Lisa Beller
To create a family friendly environment the Physics Department at the University of Cologne has set up a parent-child room supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The room offers a back-up option for combining work and child care in case of urgency, e. g. gaps in child care or in exceptional circumstances.
All employees at the physics institutes and external staff of associated research groups are permitted to use the room, provided no work-related matters have priority. Furthermore, all physics students are welcome to use the room.
Besides a workplace offering network access (please bring your own laptop), you will find:
- Baby changing unit
- Child chairs
- First aid kit for children
- Sofa with breastfeeding pillow
- Baby bottle/food warmer
- Children’s carpet, toys
- Children’s library
- Sink with hand hygiene material
- Towelettes for surface disinfection
- Breast milk pump rental and radiant
- heater for changing unit are available on demand
© Martina Markus